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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sociology

Posted: 3/13/2018 (Employment)

Washington University in St. Louis Department of Sociology Announces Four Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The Department of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis strives to understand the origins and reproduction of social inequality, especially as it relates to issues of pressing public concern. The Department was re-established in 2015 and now has ten faculty members appointed in sociology, three postdoctoral scholars, and a variety of affiliate faculty across the University. The department is seeking four highly motivated, collaborative postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated excellence in research to join our research community in the Summer/Fall of 2018, one in each of the following areas:

1. The Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities

2. Global-Transnational and/or Economic Sociology

3. Gender Inequality in the Modern Workplace

4. Historical Approaches to the Study of Race and Inequity

The third and fourth positions are funded by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. The fourth position is also in collaboration with the Department of African and African American Studies. All positions will be linked to a project led by a faculty member or team of faculty members. Additional details about the specific projects and associated faculty for each fellowship can be found using the provided hyperlinks.

Required qualifications include a PhD and training in sociology or related fields. The degree must have been awarded between July 1, 2015 and September 1, 2018. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status. Salary and benefits will be competitive and include a research/travel stipend for a one-year appointment with a one-year renewal based upon satisfactory performance in the first year. Teaching responsibilities vary based on postdoctoral position. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period and to participate in the intellectual life of the Department of Sociology along with other units of Washington University relevant to the Fellow’s research interests.

Fellows will work together in a collaborative setting with faculty mentors and toward the production of jointly published scholarly research. Fellows will have shared office space and will typically be on campus during normal working hours. The fellows will be fully integrated into department colloquia and research and professional development seminars organized specifically for the postdoctoral program. Postdoctoral fellows will also join a vibrant postdoctoral community across the university, including but not limited to the Departments of African and African American Studies, Education, Economics, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Political Science; the Brown School of Social Work and the Institute for Public Health.

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Deadline: 03/23/2018

Location: Washington University in St. Louis